The summer heat can’t keep these volunteers from cleaning up Berry Avenue. From left are, front, Sara Snyder, Jackson Smith, Emma Lewsader, Leah Barksdale, Connor Porras, Julian McGlothin-Eller, Lucy Snyder; back row from left are, Kim Reindl, Rachel French, Tica Spake, Ryan Kennedy, Sarah Smith, Keith Simpson, and Raven Ferrell.

Local kids and leaders recently partnered with “Keep Newnan Beautiful” to clean-up litter from Newnan’s streets as part of Kids Mission Camp – a ministry partnership between Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church and Newnan First United Methodist Church.

This year’s theme for the three-day Kids Mission Camp was “Created to Care,” which focuses on empowering kids to care for the earth, God’s creatures, and for one another.

In addition to the city clean-up, the kids helped lead a “Blessing of the Animals” service, packed “Doggie” and “Kitty” bags for clients of Bridging the Gap, planted butterfly host plants, observed and appreciated nature through a Nature Scavenger Hunt, and packed Flood Buckets and Hygiene Kits for disaster relief in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief.